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Why can't computer software “shift” the recorded audio by whatever the latency is, thereby eliminating any latency in the track?

Why, in 2016, is latency still an issue in recording applications? Once you are finished recording, why can't the software simply calculate the latency and then shift the whole recording ...
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What sounds (not frequency!) can dogs hear?

I know dogs can hear well over 50khz. I've been searching for a while now for actual examples of things they are able to hear but we can't. There's a lot of generated sounds like this but that's not ...
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How to get line-level record-out on Behringer X2442-usb?

My band uses a Behringer X2442-usb. We have it wired-up thus: Inputs going along 10 of the channels (1-8, 9 & 11 -- we don't use the stereo input capability of the higher channels.) We use Aux 1,...
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Voiceover drowns in music. How do I make it more dominant?

Total newbie here, not sure if this is the right place to post this. I'm trying to record some station IDs for an online radio station thingamajig I'm doing. I'm using a Samson C03U. My voiceovers ...
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Is it possible to remove weird noise which increases with volume?

I am totally newbie in topic of audio-video recording. Usually I got no problems with recording meetups using Go-Pro clone camera with built-in microphone but this time something weird happened with ...
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REQUEST UPDATE: NYC sound effect (still) needed

I've had not a single response to this question! Can anyone help?? -- Seeking someone to gather a particular sound effect for me. If you're in NYC and have access to the Chrysler building, pls PM me ...
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Can CSound or SuperCollider be used to make softsynths?

Can I use these two or something else to generate waveform of sound and then use it as soft synth or generate soundfont?
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How does direct monitoring work with a directly plugged in guitar in the Scarlett Solo?

I am thinking of buying a Focusrite - Scarlett Solo interface to record my guitar. I would like to plug my guitar directly to the interface and hear me playing while I'm recording, but would like to ...
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Grand Audio Engineering/Mixing and Mastering Course? [duplicate]

Does anyone know courses or playlist(s) that shows how to get into the world of mixing, mastering and recording in a progressive manner? I'm a complete newbie and would like to learn but I don't know ...
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Modern rock bass drum recording techniques

In modern rock or heavy metal sound engineering and production: Is it possible to get a decent sound without triggers on the kick drum? Examples would help here :-) What triggers/drum machine ...
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Connecting electric guitar to XLR

Is it possible and safe to connect my electric guitar to XLR input in my Focusrite - Scarlett Solo? If so, will I be getting worse signal from XLR than instrument input ?
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How should I set up equipment for recording instrumental music?

I am planning to record two pieces: A cell piano duet A cello, piano, guitar piece I have a room available at my university which, I am told by a professional composer, has excellent acoustics for ...
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Adobe Audition CS6 turning off playback while recording

I am trying to shut the sound when recording myself in adobe audition cs6. I just cant find where in the setting I can turn it off. Because I don't like listing to myself in echo when recording ...
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Zoom H2 recording echo

I just started using my Zoom H2 for recording screencast audio with a new laptop. It is connected via USB and setup as external mic. I am using it with Camtasia. For some reason I get sound bites ...
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Do I need a DI box to record guitars with a USB Interface for re-amping?

I am currently searching if I should use a DI box to record active electric guitars for re-amping. I currently have a M-Audio Fast Track Pro USB interface. I am planning to record guitars at home and ...
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mono balanced to stereo minijack lead

i was making a lead to attach a balanced shotgun mike to a Panasonic NV-GS230 DV camera, minijack stereo mike input. This is now interesting because i made the lead, Ring to negative polarity for ...
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GarageBand: Create Apple Loop from m4a recorded piano files?

How can I import m4a files as Apple Loops? I love the concept of the loops but I can't always have my main pianist next to me recording and then storing it as Apple Loops.
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What are the most common newbie recording mistakes?

What are the most common mistakes that new engineers tend to make when recording and mixing down their tracks?
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Intermittent noise from Audio interface

I bought a new Steinberg UR22 about a week ago to get to start doing some recording but straight away ran into problems. I tried it out recording into garage band but I started getting loud ...
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How to pick drum notes for a song?

First, I would like to say that Im not sure if this question belongs in sound or music stackexchange since it is related to the musicality and the mixing of a song. I know that each part of a drum ...
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CuBase LE 5 Static Noises

I bought a Lexicon Lambda interface and connected it to my MacBook Pro late 2011. Specs: Intel core i5 2.4GHz 16GB Ram 512GB SSD OSX 10.9 Lexicon Lambda (Connected via USB to computer) Samson ...
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Lower audio output volume on audio input (speech)

What would be the prefered way to lower the volume of my audio output whenever I speak? Similar thing is being done on some radio stations with some continuos music playing in the background. I'm ...
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Audio Signal Difference Extraction

I'm from visual arts background and so, I'm not familiar with technical aspects of sound design. But I'm exploring and learning everyday. Currently, I'm working on a sound art project, for which I'd ...
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What is “clipping” distortion? What causes it, and how to avoid it when recording audio?

What is "clipping" distortion? What causes it, and how to avoid it when recording audio?
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Micing a kick drum with a large diaphragm condenser?

In two days, I am supposed to record a rock (more like hardcore) band. I'm definitely no professional, rather doing it as a favor since I have most of the equipment. I am starting with the drums and ...
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Can I apply effects directly on my FireStudio Project?

I have 6 mics plugged into my FireStudio Project audio interface. I like the zero-latency monitoring available by plugging headphones into the interface, but I can't add simple effects, like reverb. ...
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Balanced output to stereo unbalanced input

My preamp gives a balanced TRS output instead of unbalanced stereo which is what my input device requires. Is it possible there is a reverse DI box of sorts that converts balanced mono to unbalanced ...
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Should I use a standalone compressor/gate or do it in post?

I'm recording screencasts and also dabbling in podcasting. I do video editing in Final Cut Pro X. My question is this: Is it better to use a standalone insert compressor/limiter/gate or have FCPX do ...
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Are there any Audio Interfaces supporting USB 3.0? If not, why?

I like to record my sounds of my amp (VOX VT40+) using a microphone (e.g. the Shure SM57-LCE) and an audio interface (e.g. Focusrite Scarlett 2i4), but I did not buy one of these, yet. I was wondering ...
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Merge multiple 3.5mm or USB microphones into a single multi-channel USB audio interface

I'm playing around with USB audio recording on android, and I'm looking for a way to create multi-channel input over USB from multiple microphones, where each microphone is on a difference channel. I ...
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What determines the quality of a sound recorded with device into which a mic is plugged in?

Let's say we have one good boom mic and several recording devices. For instance boom mic plugged into zoom h1n, zoom h2n, zoom h4n, smartphone, dslr etc. What technical features of those recording ...
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POD Studio UX1 for professional DI recording

Me and my band will soon start recording our first album. To do that, we chose to record tracks our self in clean direct input then send them to someone to have them sampled, mixed, etc My question ...
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Splitting up multiple inputs on one soundcard

I record audio on my PC from a couple sources and have tried to improve my setup over the last two years with no results so far. An example: I have a game's audio, my mic's audio and Skype or TS ...
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How can I avoid the self-noise of Electro-Voice RE-20 microphone?

I use my dynamic RE20 mic with Focusrite 2i4 preamp/USB-interface. I have some noticeable hiss with this setup. The least noise I can get is when the gain knob is on maximum (which is not what you ...
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Professional quality sound recording at home

I have purchased a Blue Yeti microphone for recording my screencast. My room where I do the recording is adjacent to the main road and the road is also steep. Hence vehicles put the accelerator and ...
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Which quality Windows compatible DAW?

I have a small project studio and for my, mainly small scale singer songwriter acoustic, projects I use an Intel Mac coupled to an RME FireFace in the studio. I run Logic Studio on that machine. I ...
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How to judge preamp and A/D quality on a USB audio interface?

I'm looking for an audio interface for casual recording. There are things it's easy to tell from specs -- number of channels, connectors, phantom power, etc. -- but I don't know any way to tell if an ...
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First steps to improve a laptop recording

I have a song recorded off a laptop microphone. Obviously not the best equipment, but its just a few family members singing, not a commercial production. I'd like to contribute, and since my singing ...
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Recording goes from loud to quiet with constant sound

When I record with audacity (I haven't tried other programs yet) I have loud parts and very soft parts in the recording. Some parts are just missing (flat line). The microphone didn't move and neither ...
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Doubling a track

I was reading an article about recording a guitar and the guy was recommending doubling the track by actually recording it twice. I realize that this thickens up the sound which is good but is playing ...
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Need to remove noise from audio

Can anyone guide me on howto remove the fan noise from this audio. Kinda stuck here. Here's a link to the file: https://www.dropbox.com/s/fzggrj5zmviwfpj/fan_noise%26Hiss_audio.mp3?dl=0 Thanks
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How to fix a recording which have been sped up from the recorder using DPC speed control?

In my Sony recorder I accidentally switched on DPC speed control. I recorded for more than an hour (I can't remember exactly) but the output file is about 5 minutes. It sounds like a file which have ...
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Is it possible to set up a live multitrack recording rig with what I have?

I've been recording my band with a Zoom H2 plugged into the board. It's fine for a small act - mandolin and guitar, with vocals - and it's not too hard to make the final result sound decent with some ...
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How do I connect Zoom recorder to Yamaha mixer?

How do I connect my Zoom H4n to a Yamaha MG82CX that someone else is setting up? Just because the connectors match doesn't mean it works, and playing connector-converter doesn't help. I've always ...
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Cheap DIY solutions, like using egg cartons

I record and produce as a hobby, so funds are limited. What are some nice do it yourself solutions people have found. As an example, you can line the walls with egg cartons instead of paying for ...
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Where should I turn up the output when recording from a keyboard through an audio interface?

I use a Roland External sound interface to record from my Yamaha keyboard to my Laptop, with Cakewalk LE as the recording software. The output seems to be too strong using the volume control on the ...
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Help with setting up audio recording for retirement home meeting

First time posting on here. My mother's apartment complex like to record their board meeting and are on a small (< $300) budget. There should be four board members speaking, each should have a ...
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Amplifying just the troughs while keeping the peaks the same. (Audacity)

I recorded me talking/yelling to try out my new mic. I am wondering if I could increase the talking while keeping the yelling the same volume. Some parts are really quite but when amplified (by ...
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How to hook up my Win XP laptop (w/ Audacity) to a cafe's Mackie 1604 soundboard? How to record individual tracks through it?

I am singing two songs this Saturday at a cafe that has a Mackie 1604 soundboard. I'd like to bring my older Windows XP laptop, and hook it up to the soundboard to record my performances. Song one ...
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Tascam DR-100 MKII: Getting Noise on Some Recordings

I just picked up a TASCAM DR-100 MKII the other day and I'm learning how to use it. Full disclosure, all this sound engineering is brand new to me. I bought it because I'm going to start doing ...